PHOENIX — After the Western Conference Finals, a surprise participant will be there Luka DoncicAnd the Dallas MavericksThe top-seeded were dismissed Phoenix SunsIn a completely dominant fashion
The Mavericks claimed they had the right to face the Mavericks. Golden State WarriorsBy rolling to a 123–90 win over the Suns in Sunday’s Game 7.
After falling in an ugly 0-2 hole, with two losses on the road, Dallas won four of five games and humiliated Phoenix at home. The Footprint Center crowd booed the Suns at the halftime buzzer — when the 30-point deficit was the largest ever at the half of a Game 7, according to ESPN Stats & Information research — and frequently in the second half.
Doncic, the Mavericks 23-year old sensation, made his way to the conference finals in a remarkable 35-point, 10-rebound and four-assist performance. It took him just 30 minutes. The game was in the final quarter and Doncic sat out for the whole fourth quarter.
Doncic took control of the first possession when he swung a turnaround jumper that gave Dallas the lead. Doncic finished the first period with 27 points. This was Phoenix's total. He also became the first player in at most 25 seasons to surpass an opponent's scoring during a playoff half.
Dallas sixth man Spencer DinwiddieIt was almost as impressive, with him scoring 21 of his playoff record-high 30 points during the first half. It was the first time in seven years that a teammate scored more than 20 points in a game. New York KnicksPatrick Ewing and Patrick Ewing together Allan HoustonIt was against the Miami Heat1997
In the meantime, the Suns' star trio is Devin Booker, Chris PaulAnd Deandre AytonThey combined their shots to only make one of the 15 shots from the ground in the first half.
Paul, the legend at 37, hoped to finally win a championship ring. He was disappointed in not being able to score in his first NBA Finals appearance. Booker's initial basket was not until the fourth quarter.